We Are All Affected: The True Colour of the Cuts

Since the Conservatives took power in 2006 under Stephen Harper’s leadership, the federal government has been constantly attacking human rights and equity through a series of legislative changes and cuts to programs and services. Cuts contained in the 2012 and 2013 federal budgets, along with other recent legislation, have had a particularly harsh impact on equity-seeking groups, including racially visible people. Whether it’s changes to employment equity or attacks on immigrant and refugee rights, there is something in this series of cuts that impacts everyone – from workers to families to service users to community members. 

Learn more about all of the effects here.